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Old 12-27-2009, 11:24 AM
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Hi All,

I thought it was time to stop lurking and introduce myself. I also want to thank everyone for all the tips and tricks, as well as the inspiration I've garnered here over the years. This is a wonderful resource, thanks to everyones participation.

My name is Jeff Harkins and I've been making knives for about 22 years, 20 as a full-time maker. I live in southwest Montana in the Bitterroot valley. It's supposed to be the banana belt but it's 2 degrees right now... guess it could be colder.

I started engraving in the early 90's but could never get the hang of scrolls so I kinda went off in other directions as far as designs go. Ron Smith's books have helped a lot, as well as this forum, in the past couple years, but I'm still in search of my own style. It's starting to look like tribal art with the golden ratio thrown in. A life long endeavor I'm sure.

I'm just about to post my practice plate in the "lets cut one together Section". I look forward to any tips or criticism that might come my way, all is appreciated.

Thanks again,
Jeff
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Old 12-27-2009, 01:41 PM
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Hi Jeff,
Thanks for showing your work
Is truely special
I love the knives you are making and engraving!
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looks very good too

Welcome for not joining but for posting on this forum.

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Old 12-29-2009, 04:26 PM
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Welcome Jeff,
It is a pleasure to see your knives and engraving. Your engraving is quite unique and the knives look like the kind any collector would be proud to own.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:23 PM
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Thanks Guys, and thanks for the kudos. It's a pleasure to be here and be able to ask some much needed questions.
Regards,
Jeff
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